Here is a common not so secretive bird of Kabalebo: the Pied Puffbird.
The Pied Puffbird is one you will surely see quite often, if you pay a little bit more attention to its presence. The Pied Puffbird (Notharchus tectus) has been spotted most of the time, during a boat trip, while seen resting in a tree.
The reason why I said that you can spot this extraordinary bird easily, if you pay attention, is that it is quite small (14 - 16 cm). A bird that likes to sit still and quietly in shady spots of a tree. And due to its size and the place it is resting, you can sometimes miss it.
Not so long ago I spotted a pair Pied Puffbirds resting in the shadow of a Cecropia tree at the airstrip edge. Barely missed it by the way.
Pied Puffbirds are insect eaters and favor large insects. It is said that they nest in abandoned termite nests, but still need to see that with my own eyes here.
Like I said before, the Pied Puffbird is an extraordinary bird. They have a massive black bill, a notable collar band and are recognizable by the white spot on their shoulder blades, their white eyebrow and the white dots on top of their head.
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